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Have Your Employees Completed the New York State Sexual Harassment Training?

The COVID-19 pandemic forced many employers to make difficult operational and personnel decisions to ensure the longevity of their business. Some businesses that were ordered to close may have been able to continue paying their employees, but many had to turn to layoffs or furloughs in order to survive.

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U.S. Supreme Court Rules That Title VII Protects LGBTQ Workers

In a landmark decision, the U.S. Supreme Court in Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia ruled that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“Title VII”) protects lesbian, gay, and transgender employees from workplace discrimination.

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Unemployment Fraud Scam - What You Need To Know

Employers in New York and nationwide have seen an increase in fraudulent claims for unemployment benefits. 

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New York Amends Voting Leave Law

On April 3, 2020, Governor Cuomo signed the New York State FY 2021 Budget (click here for our recent LEGALcurrents summary on the Budget) which included, among other things, amendments to the New York State Election Law.

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Updated FAQs on Providing Face Coverings for Essential Employees in New York

Update: On April 14, 2020, the New York State Department of Health (DOH) issued Interim Guidance on the Executive Order discussed below.  A copy of that guidance can be found here. The LEGALcurrents article below has been updated to reflect certain aspects of the Interim Guidance.

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